Friday, November 7, 2014

Death Becomes Her Part 2 Review Metropolitan Museum of Art

We are back at the Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This post will show you some of the lovely accessories in the The Carl and Iris Barrel Apfel Gallery, which is part of the Anna Wintour Costume Center. 

This parasol was just so lovely and detailed, dates from between 1895-1900.  
These next jewelry pieces are quite fabulous. They showed their loved ones on various types of jewelry to remember them which I think is a very cool idea. 

The brooches date between 1850-1858

This was probably my favorite, so gorgeous! 
Hats were such a big part of the wardrobe in this time period and mourning attire was no exception. 

This is one of the items for sale at the museum from the exhibit 

In the spirit of the fashionable nineteenth-century woman, we are pleased to offer a contemporary necklace that gleams with dark allure. This evocative adornment suggests the Victorian passion for jet, a black material derived from fossilized wood. Jet jewelry became wildly popular after Queen Victoria adopted elaborate pieces as part of her mourning dress to honor her late husband, Prince Albert.

Pewter gunmetal plated, with jet glass beads, and a resin cameo. Adjusts from 15''L to 17''L with extender chain.

What a very unique necklace!! 
I always love the fabulous fresh flowers when you first enter the Met Museum! 

The exhibition Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, on view through February 1, 2015, explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Approximately thirty ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.

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